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English Language Centre, University of Victoria

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3800 Finnerty Road, UVic , Victoria (view map)
94% (4 reviews)
      

About English Language Centre, University of Victoria

The UVic English Language Centre is a multicultural community of students who are supported by exceptional staff so that they can improve their English skills and prepare for future challenges and successes as global citizens.

QUICK FACTS
- Award-winning leader in language education: Teaching English for 50 years!
- A proud part of the University of Victoria, located on campus in Victoria, BC
- Offers online and on-campus programs for students from +35 countries
- Academic and general program options, with monthly start dates
- Pathway programs to UVic degrees, diplomas and certificates

Sports

  • Dance
  • Football/Soccer
  • Climbing
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Hockey

Additional Services

  • Water sports
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Facilities for students with disabilities
  • Student counselling

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • On campus
  • Student Residence

Activities

  • Rock climbing
  • Art / Painting
  • University student social events
  • Theatre
  • Volunteering
  • Music
  • On campus events
  • Film
  • Professional Sports events
  • Historical sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Dancing

Work and Further Studies

  • Further academic studies available on campus

Courses

General English

88% 2 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-80

Seasonal Course: January, November, October, September, August, July, June, March, February, April, December

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate

Location Type: University campus

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Online and on-campus general English programs are available throughout the year, with the following long-term and short-term options:
- Intensive English (9-12 weeks); online and on campus
- English for Global Communication; online
- Monthly English (4 weeks); on campus
- Summer Language and Culture (3-6 weeks); on campus

English Academic preparation

100% 1 Review

This course is for students aged: 18-80

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: University campus

Levels: Advanced

Seasonal Course: September, July, April, January

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

This program, available online and on-campus, prepares students to study at an English-speaking university by developing the academic language and study skills needed to participate with confidence.

Business English

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-80

Seasonal Course: August, June, July

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Location Type: University campus

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Students attending our summer English programs with an upper intermediate level of English are eligible to add the "Foundations in Business English" series of classes, for an intensive learning experience.

English online

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-80

Seasonal Course: April, February, January, September, July

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students

Location Type: University campus

Levels: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Intermediate

Our Academic and General online English options include:
- Intensive English - Online (10 weeks)
- University Admission Preparation Online (6 weeks)
- English for Global Communication (4 weeks)

English Pathway Programs

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-80

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Levels: Upper Intermediate

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: University campus

This specialized first-year UVic degree program allows international students to complete academic credit courses while also upgrading their academic English skills, so that they can continue to complete an undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria.

Professional English

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-80

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Levels: Advanced, Upper Intermediate

Seasonal Course: June

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: University campus

"English for Professional Communication" and "Foundations in Business English" are 2 intensive options which allow students to add professional English workshops to their General English summer program.

Tailor made English courses

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This course is for students aged: 18-80

Seasonal Course: January, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, December, November

Location Type: University campus

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

The UVic English Language Centre offers customized programs throughout the year to suit the schedule and interests of individual universities and partners. These courses are designed for a minimum of 15 students, combining classroom instruction with a variety of socio-cultural activities. Examples of customized programs include:
- Business Writing and Communication
- Management Communication
- Intercultural Communication
- Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
- Data Analytics Coding Fundamentals
- Neonatal Care
- Palliative Care

English Summer Courses

100% 1 Review

This course is for students aged: 18-80

Seasonal Course: June, August, July

Levels: Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Intermediate

Location Type: University campus

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

During these 3-6 week General English programs, students attend intensive morning classes which focus on speaking and listening skills and then enjoy afternoon activities on campus and around Victoria.

English Teacher Training

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 22-80

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Upper Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Seasonal Course: August

Location Type: University campus

In cooperation with the department of International Education, we offer professional development options for in-service teachers, including:
- Professional Specialization Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (PSC - TEFL)
- English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)
- Customized International Education programs

Brochures

  • ELC-2020-Brochure.pdf
    PDF | 9MB added 02.10.2020 Download

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English Language Centre, University of Victoria

Taiwan   

studied English Summer Courses

Activities

Fun

posted 3 years ago

English Language Centre, University of Victoria

Brazil   

studied General English

The extraordinary experience

I lived in Victoria for seven months studying at Uvic. It was one the most important experience that I've gotten in my life learning English and many things about different cultures. I really appreciated and recommend it!

posted 4 years ago

English Language Centre, University of Victoria

Japan   

studied General English

ELPI spring

What a wonderful program! Teachers are awesome and CAs as well. I improved my English skillt thanks to this ELPI.

posted 4 years ago

English Language Centre, University of Victoria

Viet Nam   

studied English Academic preparation

NICE EXPERIENCE

Hi,

I am Zet (Song Toan) and I come from Vietnam. It was a great experience for me to come here and study English with international friends. I had fun times with many buddies who come from around the world ^_^. Besides that, it helped me to have a better preparation before jumping to Uvic courses.
Just remember that if you try hard, you can receive worthy results.
Don't forget ELC experts, they can help you too ^_^
Zet

posted 4 years ago

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